The Fern and Mossery: Fern Fever: The Story of Pteridomania - Victorian Terrarium Craze

The Fern and Mossery: Fern Fever: The Story of Pteridomania - Victorian Terrarium Craze

The Wardian Case or Fern Case   was one of the most important            botanic/economic discoveries    of the Victorian Age.

The Wardian Case or Fern Case was one of the most important botanic/economic discoveries of the Victorian Age.

Vintage Treasures Found at Brimfield - vintage terrarium - via Design Sponge

Vintage Treasures Found at Brimfield - vintage terrarium - via Design Sponge

*VICTORIAN RENAISSANCE RE VIVAL HEXAGONAL TERRARIUM ~ six canted glass sides of the top + bottom section,framed with well carved moldings. The collection of rare plants was a popular pastime + pursuit. "Collectors" would show case their field speciments at home. The terraium is a direct descendent of Wardian case (invented 1829 by Dr. Nathaniel Ward) which can closely replicate the Earth's water cycle, trapping + recycling the available moisture + encouraging growth. English, c. 1860-70.

*VICTORIAN RENAISSANCE RE VIVAL HEXAGONAL TERRARIUM ~ six canted glass sides of the top + bottom section,framed with well carved moldings. The collection of rare plants was a popular pastime + pursuit. "Collectors" would show case their field speciments at home. The terraium is a direct descendent of Wardian case (invented 1829 by Dr. Nathaniel Ward) which can closely replicate the Earth's water cycle, trapping + recycling the available moisture + encouraging growth. English, c. 1860-70.

A Wardian case is closed glass house that was invented by Nathanial Ward in 1829.

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